Hebburn photographer puts customer ideas in the frame

Photographer Judith Graham who is celebrating her 5th year in her Hebburn shop.
Photographer Judith Graham who is celebrating her 5th year in her Hebburn shop.

A South Tyneside photographer has placed part of her business in the hands of her customers.

 Judith Graham, of Village Photography, caters for weddings, events and family and pet portraits.

Judith with her Frozen set.

Judith with her Frozen set.

But when it comes to new ideas for themed photoshoots, she has placed that firmly into the hand of her customers.

Ms Graham has ran her studio – which is based in Mountbatten Terrace, Hebburn – for the past 10 years.

This month she has launched her Fairy and Elves Woodland Adventure-themed photoshoot after investing in a woodland set.

She said: “The themed photoshoots always go down really well, but I think that is largely down to the fact I ask customers what it is they would like,”

Having the input of my customers shows how much I value them

Judith Graham

“Deciding on what theme I am going to do next really is down to my customers.

“I come with ideas, but it’s ultimately them who make the final decision.”

She added: “So far, it has paid off. It also shows how much I value the input of my customers.”

The current woodland set also features a bridge made by her father Derek, with whom she set up her business.

Another set at the photographer's Hebburn studio.

Another set at the photographer's Hebburn studio.

She said: “I have done a number of themed photoshoots but I think this one is by far my most extravagant.

“I’ve done a few test shoots and the feedback has been fantastic.

“Because the set is so delicate and intricate I am only able to offer the shoots during certain times because of how long it takes for me to build the set and the size of it.”

In the past the studio has offered pirate, Frozen, superheroes and Minions-themed shoots.

Ms Graham added: “The kids really enjoy themed shoots.

“They get to dress up and have a lot of fun on the sets, which helps to produce some great natural shots.”

The Fairy and Elves Woodland Adventure-themed shoots are ideal for those aged between 12 months and nine years old. Costumes are provided on the day with outfits for both boys and girls.

Time slots are available between June 2 and June 5.

Each shoot comes with a 12x8 print included.

For information on the range of services available and to book a children’s themed portrait, visit www.villagephotography.co.uk/ or call 0191 428 1037.